Zukura

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Zukura
Zukura is located in Jammu and Kashmir
Zukura
Zukura
Coordinates: 34°09′32″N 74°49′54″E / 34.1589887°N 74.8316992°E / 34.1589887; 74.8316992Coordinates: 34°09′32″N 74°49′54″E / 34.1589887°N 74.8316992°E / 34.1589887; 74.8316992
CountryIndia
StateJammu and Kashmir
DistrictSrinagar district
ConstituencyHazratbal
SettledAncient
Languages
 • OfficialKashmiri
Time zoneUTC+5:30 (IST)
PIN
190006
Telephone code0194

Zukura is the notified area and town in Srinagar district of the Indian state of Jammu and Kashmir. The town is the integral part of Hazratbal constituency. The area is located about 12 km from commercial center of the Kashmir Valley. The area provides at least two major road links which connects municipal committee of Ganderbal with Srinagar.[1]

Geography

The area is located 34°09′32″N 74°49′54″E / 34.1589887°N 74.8316992°E / 34.1589887; 74.8316992 12 km towards North from the commercial center of Srinagar.[2]

History

The people living in Zukura witnessed the slaughter of the human lives by Indian armed forces in the 20th century. The key event among all the brutal killings was Zukura Massacre. The Massacre was the killing of protesters calling for the implementation of a United Nations resolution regarding a plebiscite in Kashmir at Zakura Crossing in Srinagar on 1 March 1990.[3]

Demographics

The postal code of the area is 190024.[4] Kashmiri is the native language of the area, people also speak Urdu and English fluently.

Education

Institute of Asian Medical Sciences

The college is considered as one of the top medical colleges in valley. It provided major role and contribution in 2014 Kashmir floods, it was the only college in which vaccine injections were not destroyed by floods. It saved the life of many human beings.[5]

See also

References

  1. ^ "introduction about Zukura Srinagar". Retrieved 5 January 2015.
  2. ^ "indiamapia.com". Retrieved 5 January 2015.
  3. ^ http://www.greaterkashmir.com/news/2010/Mar/2/march-1-1990-zakura-massacre-51.asp[permanent dead link]
  4. ^ "pincode.net". Retrieved 5 January 2015.
  5. ^ "education in zukura". Retrieved 5 January 2015.